WORKING with six neighbourhoods in Klang and Shah Alam gives Ahmad Fahmi Hanapiah a sense of pride and satisfaction.
The 42-year-old Kampung Telok Menegon Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) village head and Kampung Telok Menegon Residents Association (RA) chairman works with both groups to help more than 6,500 households.
His background in law and arbitration goes a long way in resolving issues among the community and local authorities.
“People’s well-being and their surroundings are important, and the residents want their areas to be clean and safe.
“They also need help with documentation when it comes to dealing with the local authorities,” said Ahmad Fahmi.
The six neighbourhoods that come under the purview of JKKK Kampung Telok Menegon are Taman Menegon Indah, Taman Seri Teluk Menegon, Taman Alam Shah, Taman Kandis Permai, Taman Sentosa and Bandar Putri.
“Wearing two hats – as the RA chairman and village head – makes it easier to deal with the authorities.
“The six neighbourhoods cover an area of 1,768ha bordering Kampung Kuantan, the Kesas Highway, Jalan Raja Nong and Jalan Kota Raja,” he added.
The father of three said being the village head allowed him to offer free certification of documents to the residents without them having to find a Commissioner of Oaths or Justice of Peace in Klang town.
Ahmad Fahmi’s immediate concern is resolving the issue of clogged drains in Taman Seri Teluk Menegun, where wild vegetation, silt and rubbish fill the monsoon drain parallel to Jalan Kota Raja.
“We want KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM) workers in charge of desilting the monsoon drain to clean it immediately and end the problematic overflowing of water during downpours,” he said.
Ahmad Fahmi added that other problems included potholes and unevenness of the road along the stretch of Jalan Kota Raja from Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah in Jalan Raya Timur until the Jalan Kebun/Jalan Sungai Jati roundabout.
“The Public Works Department must resurface the 6km stretch and repaint the road markers for better visibility.
“We also need speed bumps, especially before school areas and sharp bends,” said Ahmad Fahmi.
Resident Yunus Saimin said Ahmad Fahmi always engaged the public and was of service to the people.
“Now we want a proper drainage built at the border of Taman Seri Teluk Menegon all along Jalan Taman Menegon 6.
Residents from the six neighbourhoods who want to have their documents attested for free or need help for their neighbourhood can call Ahmad Fahmi at 017-260 6857 / 03-3324 3629, or go to the Dewan Masyarakat MBSA Kampung Telok Menegon in Section 36, Shah Alam.